Date: Nov 29, 2021 | Mon - Oct 1, 2021 | Fri, .

Location: 43 Meeks Crescenet Faulconbridge NSW 2776

KU Faulconbridge Children’s Centre has celebrated the 125th anniversary of KU Children’s Services (KU). The centre recognised this special milestone by setting up a collection drive with the aim of donating at least 125 items to Gateway Family Services for their Christmas appeal.

“KU Faulconbridge has been building the relationship with Gateway over the past 3 years. This organisation has a huge impact on the local community in the Blue Mountains and Penrith areas by providing many families with essential items and gift hampers to bring joy over the Christmas period. With the increase in families facing financial stress, and the rapidly increasing rate of mental health issues due to the COVID-19 crisis, it's now more important than ever to give back and offer support wherever we can,” said KU Faulconbridge Director, Tracey Thomas.

The theme of the 125 years celebration was ‘making a difference through 125 years of social impact and early education’.

“It was a way for us to unite our centre's community with a common goal to support people in need, which embraces the Aussie sprit of pitching in and helping. The children have been hands on throughout the whole experience and we have had group discussions about how we can help other children and families who don't have money to buy food or toys by donating to them. The children have been actively adding to our tally chart and get excited by colouring in a new level. It's helping to increase their community awareness and social skills, as well as their knowledge of how we can make a difference and help people,” said Tracey.

“It gives the whole team a sense of belonging to a great community of likeminded educators who are advocates for children. It has strengthened our feeling of being proud to work in such a strong sector leading organisation. We are very happy that we could take this opportunity to give back and show our thanks.”